Future of Work


Joint Center Workforce Policy Director Harin Contractor Joins Walmart Panel on Preparing for the Future of Work

Joint Center Workforce Policy Director Harin Contractor joined the panel, America at Work: A National Mosaic and Roadmap for Tomorrow, to discuss the preparing for the future of work. The discussion was based on findings from a Walmart-sponsored report of the same name, which “examines more than 3,000 counties in the United States with the goal of helping communities plan for their individual situations and develop responses that will position them to survive and thrive in a changing economy.”

The conversation was moderated by Mike Bartlett (Senior Policy Analyst, Economic Opportunity at the National Governor’s Association).  Other panelists included Al Fitzpayne (Executive Director, Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative), Kristin Sharp (Executive Director, Shift at New America), and Rick Wartzman (Director, Drucker Institute’s KH Moon Center for a Functioning Society).

Read the full report here.


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The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, America’s Black think tank, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1970 and based in Washington, DC. The Joint Center's mission is to inform and illuminate the nation's major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination in order to improve the socioeconomic status of Black communities in the United States; expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas; and promote communication and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation's pluralistic society.